APPEALING A DENIAL BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OFFICE
If USCIS has denied your petition or application, you may be able to file an appeal with the Administrative Appeals Office (i.e. AAO). Not all unfavorable decisions are reviewable by the Administrative Appeals Office. Only the applicant or petitioner can file an appeal with the AAO. You may be able to file an appeal with the AAO if USCIS has denied:
- Your company’s employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petition (i.e. Form I-129 or Form I-140);
- Your immigrant visa petition seeking classification as an alien entrepreneur (i.e. Form I-526);
- Your application for Temporary Protected Status (i.e. TPS or Form I-821);
- Your fiancé(e) visa petition (i.e. Form I-129F);
- Your application for waiver of ground of inadmissibility (i.e. hardship waiver or Form I-601);
- Your application for permission to reapply for admission after removal or deportation (i.e. Form I-212);
- Your special immigrant visa petition (i.e. Form I-360) unless you filed seeking classification as a widow(er);
- Your orphan petition or application (i.e. Form I-600 or Form I-600A);
- Your T or U visa application or petition (i.e. Form I-914 and Form I-918) and any related application for adjustment of status (i.e. Form I-485);
- Your application to preserve residence for naturalization purposes (i.e. Form N-470); or
- A decision by a USCIS Service Center revoking certain previously approved petitions.
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